Festival Finale - Missouri Chamber Music Festival

General admission $30

The Missouri Chamber Music Festival (MOCM) presents its ninth season of concerts in St. Louis, June 17, 19, 20, and 22, 2019 at the 560 Music Center in University City and the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves. Audiences will hear stellar musicians from St. Louis and around the country. Season 9 of the Missouri Chamber Music Festival explores expressions of homeland and place, filtered through the lens of live music. Audiences will delight in hearing The Six Bagatelles by Ligeti, taking a trip down memory lane with Janacek in Mladi, or feeling the effervescent impressions of turn-of-the-century France at the Debussy Morning Music concert. Each of the four concerts carries the listener towards the Finale performance which shines a light on the music and influences of MOCM’s featured composer, and harpist, Hannah Lash. Ms. Lash’s career as a harp soloist blends programs of traditional repertoire with her own compositions and explores new territories for the harp and all instruments. Nina Ferrigno, MOCM Co-Artistic Director, shares, “What I find in Hannah’s music is a deep introspection mixed with a fearless expression. She is a unique artist… fluid between the “onstage” and “offstage” personas of performer and composer.” Single tickets are $15 to $30 each and a Festival Pass (admission to all four concerts) is $72. Tickets can be purchased online in advance and at the door starting one hour before the performance. Children under the age of 12 years old attend all concerts for free. 

Program featuring Hannah Lash:

Lash, Start for solo snare drum
Schumann, Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 (arranged by Lash)
Lash, Folksongs for flute, percussion, and harp
Lash, Frayed for String Quartet
Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola, and harp

Approximate run time is 90 minutes which includes one intermission.

MOCM Season 2019 Musicians

Jennifer Nitchman, flute
Jelena Dirks, oboe
Scott Andrews, clarinet
Tzuying Huang, bass clarinet
Andrew Cuneo, bassoon
Roger Kaza, horn
Michael Compitello, percussion
Nina Ferrigno, piano
Mia Hynes, piano
Hannah Lash, harp
Catherine French, violin
Eva Kozma, violin
Angie Smart, violin
Michael Casimir, viola
Chris Tantillo, viola
Elizabeth Chung, cello
Jennifer Lucht, cello
The Calyx Piano Trio

Programming and musicians are subject to change.

Children under the age of 12 are always welcome at MOCM concerts, and their admission is free of charge!